Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First Day of School

Alex has been VERY excited for school to start.  She thought it would be fun to start another year off with a Hello Kitty shirt. (this will be the 4th year)

Bre likes school too, but will miss sleeping in.  She has grown up to be such a beautiful young woman.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Freshman

I thought I was ok with my oldest being a FRESHMAN in High School this year.  That was until I said it out loud to my brother, then I found myself a little choked up.  I hope he likes High School as much as I did.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Our Potato Days

Every year (for about the last 7) the kids (whoever is in town) and I head out to Potato Days.  (Thankfully it lands on my weekend with the kids)  Alex's favorite thing is to head to the Lions Club tent and have her face painted and hair done. 

We also like to check out the potato sack fashion show, and the local vendors to find unique Christmas presents.  We had a fun time!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Scream You Scream

After the big kids got the chance to visit their lockers and classes we headed out for ice cream.  Nothing like ice cream for lunch!  We only have a few days left to goof off, then it's off to crazyville.  3 kids, 3 different schools, 3 different buses, should prove interesting, not to mention that I will be working outside the home this year.

Friday, August 23, 2013


It blows my mind when I think about it, but Mike is a FRESHMAN this year.  My days are numbered with this one just a few short years left.  I love you Mike and hope you have a great year!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sleep Reader

Not sure if I posted this earlier.
Anyway this is my cutie, she fell asleep reading.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Garden Hunter

My mothers garden has gotten quite large.  Just to the left of the chair is their dog doober doing some hunting.  You can always tell where she is by watching the tops of the plants shake.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Papa bet Mike that he couldn't beat Bre.

Bre felt bad that Papa lost the bet.

She felt even worse when he lost the double or nothing.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


We ended up with a few leeches when out swimming.  Bre loves them, things like that don't bother her a bit.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Too much plant life.

This crazy puzzle took a long time.  A 1,000 pieces and none of them the normal shape.  Lots of people helped to finish this one. (the kids, my neighbor, and my family when they came out for our family vacation)  I just wanted to show them all the finished product.  It is now over at R's house she wanted to put it together, then I think we plan on burning the evil torture device.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Yum Yum

Poor Sara had to work but she sent some candy for the kids.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Just some leftover pictures that I didn't know where to put when I blogged about our day on the water.

Just hanging out swimming while waiting for a turn on the tube.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hang Time

This special birdy has her own hook on the deck so she can spend some time outside enjoying the view at the cabin.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


For Moms birthday we went out to eat at Pizza Ranch, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa joined us.  After we went to Mom and Dads to enjoy some cupcakes.

Why is it harder to get 3 adults to smile for the camera then it is to get kids to do it?

Enjoying each others company.

Kady enjoyed her cupcake!
Chocolate Yummy!

It was such a nice night.

What a busy family day, the zoo, supper, treats and spending the evening on the deck.

A guy at the restaurant was making balloon animals.  Alex picked this snake.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dakota Zoo

On my Moms birthday we were able to get the family together and head to the zoo.

My Mom loves chickens and roosters so Bre thought we should get a picture of the chic.

After feeding a few of the animals we took a ride around the zoo on their train.

Buggy getting a good look at the horses, she loves horses.

Saw a squirrel climbing on the fence.

A baby standing in his food dish while eating.

Nice rack.


So big.

Too big.

Tree climber.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Great Grandparents

My children are very lucky to spend so much time with their GREAT GRANDPARENTS!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A show of her own.

Every year we buy some fireworks to do at Great Grandmas house.  The kids love putting on a show just for her and she can sit comfortably in her home and watch.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Smoke Signal

This year Alex was very into fireworks.

So she got started early with some smoke bombs.

Bre and Buggy are so cute watching Alex's show.

Buggy liked the quiet smoke bombs.  She wasn't a fan of the moon rockets, and hid behind her Bre for protection from the noise.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


The guys getting some firewood.

Mike getting to load it on the golf cart.

My brother, always the cheeser for the camera.